a description of toppling casual violence to another, unkind gestures spreading as a virus, slowly elevating into that horrible act. the dark shadowy part of the early frames makes the violence incomplete and soon after, a silhouette: the devil rear mirror with the murderer in the car. the act of violence is complete.
So effectively horrifying that Polish authorities removed the death penalty from legislation as a result of Kieslowski's polemical cinematic activism. Two gratuitous strangling scenes bring the reality of murder to home. Without spectacle and razzmatazz, the bleak reality of death repels even the most hardened of spectators.